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Political / legal thriller

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The Silent Conspiracy

The Silent Conspiracy

Author: L. C Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The past is about to catch up to Jack Logan and Taylor Parks in this gripping follow-up to The Network-praised by Steve Berry as mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado. It's been almost two years since investigative reporter Jack Logan and television producer Taylor Parks brought down the Institute-the secret facility responsible for indoctrinating a generation of America's political and media power players. Their lives are just getting back to normal, and Jack and Taylor have settled into married life with their young son, Evan. But soon a series of bizarre, seemingly random murder/suicides captures Jack's attention as a disturbing pattern emerges. Could someone be intentionally causing people to become homicidal? At the same time, Taylor is producing a story about a class action suit against a national insurance company that has reached the Supreme Court. As Jack and Taylor start to suspect that their stories are connected, they realize there is something far more insidious at play that could not only directly threaten them-but the very future of the country...

The System

The System

Author: Ryan Gattis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

The System can save you, or it can break you . . . On the sixth of December 1993, a drug dealer named Scrappy is shot and left for dead on her mother's lawn in South Central Los Angeles. A heroin addict witnesses the shooting, and seizes the moment to steal Scrappy's drugs, as well as the handgun that was dropped at the scene. When he's busted, he names two local gang members as the shooters. There's only one problem: one of them is guilty; the other, innocent. None of that matters, though, when the gun turns up again - miles from where the shooting happened - and both are arrested. Innocent or not, the gang tells them both to keep their mouths shut and take their charges. With these two off the streets, Little, the unlikeliest of new gang members, is given a very serious job: discover how the gun got moved, who moved it, and why. Because it had to be a frame-up and the cops had to be involved. Hadn't they? Played out in the streets, precincts, jails, and courtrooms of Los Angeles, The System by Ryan Gattis is a breakneck journey through every phase of the American criminal justice system. It is the story of a crime - from the moments before shots are fired, to the verdict and its violent aftershocks - told through the vivid chorus of those involved: the guilty, the innocent, the victim, the families who love them, and those simply doing their jobs. After all, justice is a matter of perspective.

The System

The System

Author: Ryan Gattis Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2020

The System can save you, or it can break you . . . On the sixth of December 1993, a drug dealer named Scrappy is shot and left for dead on her mother's lawn in South Central Los Angeles. A heroin addict witnesses the shooting, and seizes the moment to steal Scrappy's drugs, as well as the handgun that was dropped at the scene. When he's busted, he names two local gang members as the shooters. There's only one problem: one of them is guilty; the other, innocent. None of that matters, though, when the gun turns up again - miles from where the shooting happened - and both are arrested. Innocent or not, the gang tells them both to keep their mouths shut and take their charges. With these two off the streets, Little, the unlikeliest of new gang members, is given a very serious job: discover how the gun got moved, who moved it, and why. Because it had to be a frame-up and the cops had to be involved. Hadn't they? Played out in the streets, precincts, jails, and courtrooms of Los Angeles, The System by Ryan Gattis is a breakneck journey through every phase of the American criminal justice system. It is the story of a crime - from the moments before shots are fired, to the verdict and its violent aftershocks - told through the vivid chorus of those involved: the guilty, the innocent, the victim, the families who love them, and those simply doing their jobs. After all, justice is a matter of perspective.

Countdown to Extinction

Countdown to Extinction

Author: C. C. Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2020

London is experiencing a wave of killings amongst the homeless community. Detective John Cavey, the Met's top murder detective is brought in to investigate. Meanwhile the world is waking up to the realities of Global Warming and the 'People' are becoming increasingly unhappy with the impotence of their leaders, when a new champion emerges. Billionaire, environmental philanthropist Edward van der Linden seeks to 'Privatise' the solution by harnessing the wealth of the superrich and directing it towards solving the problem once and for all. But does the World really understand what he is offering?

Pitfalls of Power

Pitfalls of Power

Author: Peter Spencer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2020

Forever stacked against the odds, can Percy find his place? From humble beginnings in Cornwall, Percy Penislow barely makes it to Number 10. With enemies aplenty and a mistaken sexual and social identity, Percy embarks on a perilous journey, but will he survive it? Luckily for him, he has the support of good friends, his wife, with whom he shares a passionate relationship, the copper who protects him and his dangerously well-connected communications chief. They've all agreed his worst enemy is... himself. His voyage of self-discovery leads him down many avenues as he's joined by a cast of civil servants, fellow politicians and the Downing Street cat, all as crazy as he is. The animal bites, claws, spits and scratches, just the same as the unfolding story...

The Rough Cut

The Rough Cut

Author: Douglas Corleone Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Goldilocks

Goldilocks

Author: Laura Lam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SEVEN DEVILS 'GOLDILOCKS GRABS YOUR ATTENTION AND DOESN'T LET GO - A THOUGHT-PROVOKING, IMAGINATIVE CALL-TO-ARMS' Katie Khan, author of Hold Back the Stars 'BOLD, FEMINIST SCI-FI FROM A SINGULAR, VISIONARY TALENT' Waterstones Online This is The Martian by way of The Handmaid's Tale - a bold and thought-provoking new high-concept thriller Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this - to step out of Valerie's shadow and really make a difference. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi starts to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realises time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . . FIND OUT WHY READERS CAN'T PUT GOLDILOCKS DOWN... 'Through the novel's fascinating premise Lam gives us plenty of food for thought about gender dynamics in our own world... Eerily prescient' USA TODAY 'Looking for a thrilling ecofeminist sci-fi space opera to keep you glued to your seat during this pandemic? You've found it' MS. MAGAZINE 'INTERSTELLAR'S brain with THE HANDMAID'S TALE's heart' Chuck Wendig, author of WANDERERS 'A perfect balance of beauty, thrills and hope' Nick Clark Windo, author of THE FEED

The Coroner

The Coroner

Author: Matthew Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Now a major television series on All4 and CBC, The Coroner is the first gripping installment in Matthew Hall's twice CWA Gold Dagger nominated Coroner Jenny Cooper series. Death is her living . . . When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny's curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart? In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity. The Coroner is followed by the second book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, The Disappeared. The Jenny Cooper novels have been adapted into a hit TV series, Coroner, made for All4, CBC and NBC Universal starring Serinda Swan and Roger Cross.

Coup Abortive

Coup Abortive

Author: Hedley Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Mark Shortley, a security consultant, and his partner Janine Effiong, are recruited to prevent illicit arms shipments from entering southern Nigeria. Drawn into the action they meet up with Janine's cousin Fid Okeke, and the cold and calculating Victoria Akinbode of the Nigerian Security Service (NSS). Things take a turn for the worst when a Middle East terror group gets involved. The long-standing feud between the Middle East terror group and the Wongs, the arms suppliers, threatens to bring further danger. It is a race against time to prevent the arms shipments from entering Nigeria, which will cause catastrophic changes if they fail.

Valiant Savage

Valiant Savage

Author: Dave Edlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

True Believer

True Believer

Author: Jack Carr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

**SOON TO BE A TV SERIES STARRING CHRIS PRATT** 'This is seriously good... the suspense is unrelenting, and the tradecraft is so authentic the government will probably ban it - so read it while you can!' Lee Child A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers. Following his brutal quest for revenge, former Navy SEAL James Reece has fled the United States, emerging deep in the wilds of Mozambique. But he can't stay hidden for long - when a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world, the CIA tracks him down and recruits him. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece must travel the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unravelling a geopolitical conspiracy that will have worldwide repercussions . . . If you loved Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp or Mark Dawson's John Milton, you will love True Believer and the James Reece series! Praise for Jack Carr and the James Reece series: 'With a particular line in authentic tradecraft, this fabulously unrelenting thrill-ride was a struggle to put down' Mark Dawson 'Gritty, raw and brilliant!' Tom Marcus 'So powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written-rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good' Brad Thor 'With technical ferocity and devastating action sequences, Carr writes both from the gut and a seemingly infinite reservoir of knowledge in the methods of human combat. Loved it!' Chris Hauty 'The best debut thriller of 2018' Washington Times 'Thrilling' Publishers Weekly 'A powerful, thoughtful, realistic, at times terrifying thriller that I could not put down. A terrific addition to the genre, Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away' Mark Greaney 'One of this year's hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva' The Real Book Spy

How Fire Runs

How Fire Runs

Author: Charles Dodd White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2020

A chilling, timely reminder of the moral and human costs of racial hatred. What happens when a delusional white supremacist and his army of followers decide to create a racially pure Little Europe within a rural Tennessee community? As the town's residents grapple with their new reality, minor skirmishes escalate and dirty politics, scandals, and a cataclysmic chain of violence follows. In this uncanny reflection of our time, award-winning novelist Charles Dodd White asks whether Americans can save themselves from their worst impulses and considers the consequences when this salvation comes too late.